Shirakawa-go Minkaen Special Light-up Event / Hotel Associa Takayama Resort


1. 2019 Shirakawa-go Minkaen light-up - special night time opening! ・This limited time event is open between January 11 ~ February 24 ・See the traditional thatched-roof farmhouses wonderfully lit-up at Minkaen open-air museum ・A regional promotion voucher is included which you can use to buy local souvenirs. ・Enjoy a performance of folk song Kodaijin ・Meet Shirakawa-go kun, the local mascot! 2. Visit Shirakawa-go ・In addition to the Minkaen light-up, visit the World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go during the day. 3. Explore Hida-Takayama ・Walking around the historic streets with a snack is especially recommended. 4. Shin-Hotaka scenery, Northern Alps ・Board the Shin-Hotaka Ropeway, Japan's only double-decker gondola. 5. Stay at Hotel Associa Takayama Resort ・Overnight at a hotel in our highest category. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional Information] *Tour inclusions: Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Tour exclusions: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in Infant Price: bus seat & hotel facility usage fees (no meals or bedding) Optional lunch, Day 1 *A bento lunchbox to be served on the bus is available for JPY1,100 (Makunouchi style with tea.) If interested, please apply at least 10 days before the trip. Payment will be settled by credit card. If you do not order the bento, please bring your own lunch or buy it during a break in the tour. [Attention] Know before you go *Dinner on Day 1 could start early at 17:00 or later at 19:30 *Please wrap up warm and wear shoes with strong grip as surfaces are likely to be very slippery. *There is no guarantee of snowy landscapes. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers. *The tour conductor will arrive at the meeting place via different departure points to pick up other guests. Although the tour conductor/sightseeing bus could be late to the meeting place due to road conditions, they will eventually arrive, so please wait at the designated meeting point. Minkaen Light-up *Temperatures will go below freezing so please wrap up warm (coats, scarves, pocket heaters, gloves, hats, ear muffs etc.) *It is recommended to bring a torch as there will be lots of unlit places at the site. *During the Minkaen light-up event, you will not be able to enter Shirakawa-go village. Other *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Umeda ​(Meet 10:00) Shin-Osaka (Meet 10:20) Shirakawa-go (Explore/1hr) Shirakawa-go Minkaen (View light-up event) Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, Hida Takayama Onsen (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hida Takayama Onsen (Depart 9:00) Hida Takayama (Explore/60 mins) Hirayu Shin-Hotaka Station Shirakabadaira [Shin-Hotaka Ropeway/Japan's only double-decker gondola] Sancho Station, Nishi-Hotaka (Enjoy the view!) Shirakabadaira Shinhotaka Station Shin-Osaka/Umeda (Schedule 19:15~22:00) *The tour end point may be different from the boarding point, depending on traffic. Please ask a staff member on the day for details.

location Umeda


Departure place


Meeting Time

10:00 AM


Shirakawa-go, Gifu (Takayama), Tokai

  • English

  • Chinese

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition